About Us

“venue hopping, paint slapping, (sometimes singing) good time! Basically… we do painting classes break down style at cool local venues…and make it FUN!

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Amanda Dorado, Owner Artist

Amanda began “Studio by the Sea” when she moved to Miramar Beach, Florida, in December of 2011. Amanda attended Birmingham- Southern College in Birmingham, AL, where she earned a BFA in Painting, and then completed her Master of Science in Art Therapy at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.

Studio Manager, “Nikki” is a yorkshire terrier who loves sleeping and is a master of hands off supervision!

Amanda and Nikki love the community of Miramar Beach and hope to create a restful fun experience for artists and customers!  Amanda loves new ideas and is the person to call if you are feeling like trying something new.











Loretta Walters, Artist Extraordinaire

Loretta is an amazing lady that can do just about anything she puts her mind to!  In addition to being a full time mom and wife, she completed her degree in graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  She loves creating things in paint and other media.

Loretta is the kind of friend that you would call in an emergency… !












Celeste Ellison, Visiting Artist

Celeste is a  talented artist with a love for the water…..white water, surf water, bay water!  Celeste has a graduate degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Middle Tennessee University and is currently working on her Masters.  Celeste  resides in the bayou land just north of Lake Pontchartrain, and graces us with visits  here in the panhandle.

Celeste is fun-loving and the person to call for all of your outdoor recreation adventures!